Course Offerings in Chinese

CHIN 101 - ELEMENTARY CHINESE
An introduction to modern Chinese (Mandarin), emphasizing correct pronunciation, conversational skills, basic grammar, and reading and writing. Hours credit: 4.

CHIN 102 - ELEMENTARY CHINESE
An introduction to modern Chinese (Mandarin), emphasizing correct pronunciation, conversational skills, basic grammar, and reading and writing. Hours credit: 4.

CHIN 105 - CHINESE CULTURE THROUGH FILM
This course will study a broad variety of films produced in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and will provide a window into Chinese culture and society. Discussion of films will enable students to improve their understanding of many aspects of Chinese culture. Hours credit: 3.

CHIN 106 - MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE
This course will introduce students to the ideas of important writers in the 20th and 21st centuries. By relating the modern fiction, poetry, and essays to those works’ historical contexts, this course will provide students with insight into a) how Chinese live, work, think, feel, interact, love, and die; b) how the beliefs, mentality, and social relations of the Chinese have changed and why they have changed; c) how the West has affected China; and d) how Chinese works and masterpieces stand on their own merit. Hours credit: 3. Alternate years.

CHIN 201 - INTERMEDIATE CHINESE
This course focuses on acquisition of practical, oral vocabulary, as well as development of reading skills. In addition, it treats grammatical structures and idiomatic speech. Hours credit: 3,3. Prerequisite: CHIN 102.

CHIN 202 - INTERMEDIATE CHINESE
This course focuses on acquisition of practical, oral vocabulary, as well as development of reading skills. In addition, it treats grammatical structures and idiomatic speech. Hours credit: 3,3. Prerequisite: CHIN 102.

CHIN 301 - THIRD-YEAR MODERN CHINESE
This course sequence continues the development of vocabulary, as well as conversational and reading skills, acquired in the first two years of Chinese language training. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.

CHIN 302 - THIRD-YEAR MODERN CHINESE
This course continues the development of vocabulary, as well as conversational and reading skills, acquired in the first two years of Chinese language training. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent.

CHIN 310 - BUSINESS CHINESE
Designed for advanced Chinese language students, this course aims to develop a student's understanding of a business environment, mixing command-economy from the Maoist era and the market economy after Deng Xiaoping's reforms. Students will also learn courteous speech, business jargon, and the language of marketing and foreign trade. Hours credit: 1. CHIN 202 and permission of the instructor.

CHIN 401 - FOURTH-YEAR MODERN CHINESE
This course sequence expands and extends material from third-year Chinese through the study of newspaper articles and films produced in the People’s Republic of China. Through the reading and discussion of materials relating to current political and social issues, students are led to enhance their communicative skills (in both speaking and writing) to a more formal level, as well as to develop awareness of social issues in contemporary China. Instruction is in Chinese in a teacher-learner discussion format, with compositions and verbal debate required. Hours credit: 3,3. Prerequisite: CHIN 302.

CHIN 402 - FOURTH-YEAR MODERN CHINESE
This course expands and extends material from third-year Chinese through the study of newspaper articles and films produced in the People’s Republic of China. Through the reading and discussion of materials relating to current political and social issues, students are led to enhance their communicative skills (in both speaking and writing) to a more formal level, as well as to develop awareness of social issues in contemporary China. Instruction is in Chinese in a teacher-learner discussion format, with compositions and verbal debate required. Hours credit: 3,3. Prerequisite: CHIN 302.